SSC JE Preparation Strategy 2022: Know Important Tips & Tricks

SSC JE Preparation Strategy 2022: Know Important Tips & Tricks

ByAshish Singh Dhanjal  |  Updated on: Jan 24, 2022
SSC JE notification 2022 will be released on 28 November 2022 for Junior Engineer for civil, mechanical, electrical exam. Check the latest news for SSC JE exam date 2022, vacancy, eligibility, apply online, question papers, cut off, syllabus and other official details here.
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How to Crack SSC JE 2021 Exam?

Tips to Crack SSC JE 2021 Exam: SSC JE is a two-stage exam for the candidates who will be appearing for the exam. SSC conducts the SSC JE exam for Junior Engineer posts for Civil, Mechanical, Electrical engineering. The first paper is an objective paper while Paper 2 is a written or descriptive test. SSC JE 2020-21 Paper I exam has already been conducted from 22nd to 25th March 2021. Thus, candidates should prepare themselves now for the 2nd Paper. 

SSC JE Paper 2 exam date is yet to be announced. Thus, you must utilize the time that you have with you to prepare for SSC JE Paper 2. If you begin your preparation for the SSC JE exam, then you will be able to get through the exam easily. We have focused on useful tips for the SSC JE 2021 exam that will help you scale up your preparation. 

Preparation Strategy and Tips for SSC JE 2021

Know the SSC JE Exam Pattern

Well, one needs to be thorough with the exam pattern and syllabus before starting your preparation journey, as it helps you build a better preparation strategy.

SSC JE Exam is a two-tier exam which means it is conducted in two phases

  1. Phase 1: It is an online Test for 200 marks for two hours.
  2. Phase 2: It is an offline exam for 300 marks for the duration of two hours.

SSC JE Exam Pattern – Paper 1


Maximum Marks

Time Duration

General Intelligence


2 Hours

General Awareness


General Engineering




SSC JE Exam Pattern – Paper 2

Paper 2 is a descriptive paper (written Examination) carrying 300 marks and total time duration is 2 hours. SSC JE is conducted for 3 branches - Mechanical/Civil/Electrical


Maximum Marks

Time Duration

SSC JE Civil

300 Marks

2 Hours

SSC JE Mechanical

SSC JE Electrical

Know SSC JE Syllabus

 Go through the SSC JE Syllabus and SSC Exam Pattern thoroughly. Segregate the topics according to the difficulty level. 

Enhance your Time Management Skills

You must know how to manage time for each section for the SSC JE exam. You must practice questions in a way such that you maintain a balance between speed and accuracy. Solve as many questions as possible in a time-bound manner. 

Build a Practical Schedule

Prepare a realistic timetable and follow it strictly.

Brush up your Basics

Read the theory behind every concept to clear the basics, basics are the pillars of the vast syllabus.

Make Short Notes

Try to make your own short notes which will help you to revise quickly.

Memorize Formulas

All the formulas should be at your fingertips. Practice them regularly so that you do not forget them.

Go Through Example Problems

Going through example problems will help you understand the steps to solve problems.

Practice SSC JE Previous Year Papers

Go through the previous year question papers of SSC JE exam and check the weightage of different topics, type of questions asked and their difficulty level. Master the topics having higher weightage. Take at least past 5-10 years of question papers and solve them.

Solve Sufficient Practice Questions

You must practice diligently and be in a position to answer any type of questions asked from any topic.

Take Mock Tests

Taking SSC JE mock tests will help you get a clear idea about where you are standing and where you need to improve. You will also get used to the pressure of taking exams.

Improve Your Test-Taking Skills

Scoring well also depends upon how wisely you select the questions to answer and how efficiently you use your time. Make sure to improve your overall test-taking skills and develop a smart strategy to take the exam.

Know the Best Books to prepare for SSC Junior Engineer Exam

SSC JE Books for Mechanical Engineering

Book Name



Khanna's Mechanical Objective Type

Dr. Sadhu Singh

  • Most standard books with a variety of questions 
  • Enhances problem-solving techniques.

Mechanical Engineering for competitions


  • Books consist of objective & conventional ques. but candidates are advised to solve objective for Paper1
  • Formulas along with question give an upper hand in the exam.

Objective Mechanical Engineering (Diploma) Competitive Exams 


  • Book focussed for diploma engineers but can refer it for some more fundamental questions

Kiran's SSC Junior Engineer Mechanical Engineering Self Study guide

Kiran Publication

  • Book consists of a cluster of question focussed on SSC JE exam

SSC JE Books for Civil Engineering

Book Name



SSC JE Civil Engineering Previous Year Solved Papers

Made Easy Publication

  • Best book for Previous Year Papers
  • Subject wise previous year solved MCQs
  • Previous year solved conventional questions 

Civil Engineering: Through Objective Type Questions

SP Gupta & SS Gupta by CBS Publishers & Distributors

  • Good quality MCQs - Subject Wise
  • Excellent book for SSC JE, ESE & GATE Exam 
  • Around 3000 MCQs

SSC: Junior Engineers Exam Guide: Junior Engineers (Civil & Structural) Exam Guide  

R Gupta's by Ramesh Publishing House

  • Study Material and solved previous year Papers
  • 1500 MCQs

SSC JE Books for Electrical Engineering

Book Name



Objective Electrical Technology

By, V.K. Mehta & Rohit Mehta 

The questions provided in this book have been selected from various potent resources to provide the students with an idea of how the questions are set and what type of questions to expect on the final day.

Electrical Engineering Objective Types Question

By, A . Handa M. Handa

 Satya Prakashan Publication

It is also the best book for electrical engineering student for competitive exam. Hear the explanation of questions is very understanding and helpful.

SSC Cpwd/Cwc/ Mes Electrical Engineering 

GK Publications

The Question in this book matches the standard level of SSC JE Exam & the explanation of question is also very helpful to revise the concepts.

Question Bank in Electrical Engineering

J.B Gupta 

This is the best book for all electrical competitive exams covers theory conceptual objective as well as numerical objective questions

General Intelligence & Reasoning Books

Book Name



Lucent Reasoning

Bhupendra Kumar Singh

Reasoning scoring part in SSC so gain concepts and attempt countless quizzes

General Awareness Books

Book Name



Lucent G.K

Dr. Binay Karna and Manwendra Mukul

Book alone is one-stop-shop for all G.K notes for SSC JE

Arihant General Knowledge

Manohar Pandey

This book for general knowledge is the best book for SSC JE Preparation, the material is given in bold is good to point out the important points

Preparation Tips for General Awareness & General Intelligence

Know the syllabus in detail and keep yourself up to date as the syllabus is vast. Few are the following tips for General Aware

  • Reading is always a good habit so it's better if you read the news regularly, keep yourself updated with all the latest current affairs through newspapers. 
  • Get daily updates at regular intervals
  • Take online quizzes with BYJU'S Exam Prep.
  • Since the syllabus is vast it's preferable to go through the previous year papers. 

Preparation Tips for SSC JE Civil/Electrical/Mechanical

In-depth, core engineering knowledge is very much required in this section. The candidate must be very clear with the basics and must have good analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Part of the questions will be based on theoretical concepts and once you are good with your concepts you can very easily answer such questions.
  • To solve numerical problems, you need to be good with theoretical knowledge, its application, formulas and problem-solving skills.
  • Practice in a time-bound manner and get exposed to various types of problems. Refer to example problems at your initial stage of preparation.
  • You will come across more theory-based questions when compared to numerical based. Thus, first, try to solve the theory-based questions as it will take lesser time because you either know the answer or don’t know.
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SSC JE Syllabus 2021SSC JE Preparation Tips 2021
SSC JE Books 2021SSC JE Exam Analysis 2021
SSC JE Answer Key 2021
SSC JE Question Papers
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